June 1971 | NTIA Technical Report OT/TRER 14

Urban Residential Man-Made Radio Noise Analysis and Predictions

Arthur D. Spaulding; William H. Ahlbeck; L. Roger Espeland

Abstract: During May and June of 1968, OT/ITS conducted a man-made radio noise survey of San Antonio, Texas. The results of part of this survey of residential urban man-made radio noise are given, along with the correlations of the measured values of noise power density with population density and vehicular count (traffic density). Also given are various detailed amplitude and time statistics of man-made noise recorded in the vicinity of Grand Coulee Dam, Washington, and in an urban area of Boulder, Colorado.

Keywords: power density contours; noise measurement; man-made noise; urban environment; amplitude probability distribution; man-made radio noise; mobile measurements

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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